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Worker killed at Ontario blow molder


March 30, 2014 2:47 pm ET

A workplace incident at Woodbridge, Ontario, blow molder CRS Plastics Ltd. left a woman employee dead.

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Inergy names new CEO for Americas


March 28, 2014 10:15 am ET

Inergy Automotive Systems LLC named John Dunn as president and CEO of its Troy, Mich.-based Americas division, effective April 21.

Spell Capital buys plastic drain tile maker


March 25, 2014 5:14 pm ET

GAF Manufacturing LLC, which does business as Midwest Plastics Products, has been acquired by Minneapolis-based Spell Capital Private Equity in a leveraged transaction with management.

New bulk container blow molder planning US plants


March 25, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Composite intermediate bulk container maker MaschioPack North America LLC expects to build its first American facility this year and has big plans to expand quickly throughout the United States.

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Emphasis on employee benefits, wellness spells growth for Niagara Bottling


March 19, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Niagara Bottling LLC has happy employees and plans to add many more. The family-owned company, which ranked No. 10 on Plastics News' list of Best Places to Work in the Plastics Industry, has grown quickly in the past decade and is still expanding.

Graham Packaging set to close Chicago plant


March 7, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A total of 170 people will lose their jobs as early as May as Graham Packaging Co. LP shutters another site in Illinois, this time in Chicago.

TI Automotive expands in Guangzhou, China


March 7, 2014 12:07 pm ET

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based TI Automotive Ltd. has opened a new facility in Guangzhou, China, to blow mold fuel tank systems. The 67,000-square-foot plant will make tanks for Nissan, Toyota, Peugeot Citroen and Qoros, according to a news release.

L-R Systems adds East Coast office


March 6, 2014 11:36 am ET

Material handling system supplier L-R Systems Inc. is expanding its reach by opening an East Coast regional office in Toms River, N.J.

Investment firm buys stake in industrial blow molder


March 3, 2014 4:22 pm ET

The Plastics Group Inc., a blow molder based in Willowbrook, Ill., is working with a new investor — private investment firm Watermill Group — and is looking to expand its design and engineering capabilities.

MillerCoors lightens up with plastic bottles


March 2, 2014 2:10 pm ET

MillerCoors LLC is putting its economy beers on a diet. The Chicago-based brewer last month began swapping in plastic for glass in some 32- and 40-ounce beers, a move that shaves 1 pound from each bottle of its 10 least-expensive brews.

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